Here’s a great follow-on post to the Ogley School staff image featured here last weekend. Top reader and local historian Andy Dennis has sent me a couple of lovely school group photos featuring his mother, thought to be from the 1936 sports event at Chase Terrace, which was mentioned by Peter ‘Pedro’ Cutler in comments to the same post.
Remarkable to think that country dancing was classed as a sport. There’s some lovely smiles in that picture…
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In the Staff Card post is mention by Pedro of dancing in 1936 and a trip to New Brighton.
Mom was involved in country dancing and told me they went to some sort of inter-school event at Chase Terrace, which I think was part of the sports day. I have two pictures of this. Mom would have been about 8 in 1936, which looks about right.
1. All in the same white uniform. Mom is middle row, extreme left. The older girls standing are obviously not seniors.
2. A different group with the school building in the background. Mom is front left.
She also went to New Brighton. I’m sure I had a picture or two, but can’t find them. Presumably this was an outing for more than one school?